The Sangat has always been and shall always remain supreme for us, and we always trust and submit to the highest grace of the great Guru Sahiban and Shri Guru Granth Sahib,” said Badal as he stressed the need to uphold the values his father upheld.
Scores of political dignitaries and party supporters on Thursday flooded Parkash Singh Badal's native village in Muktsar district where the late Akali patriarch and five-time Punjab Chief Minister's body was kept from morning till around 1 p.m. for people to catch a last glimpse of the late leader.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the tributes to the Punjab leader, calling him a "colossal figure of Indian politics, and a remarkable statesman".
The SAD president said his party was the first to come out with a thirteen point programme which was later even copied by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Channi said Badals implemented the farm laws in the state and then played a leading role in getting the same enforced upon the entire country by giving ill advice to the Modi-led Union government.
Badal also requested the PM to personally invite Dhaliwal as a “goodwill gesture which will send a great positive signal to NRIs (non-resident Indians)".
Badal described the “the black laws now implemented by the government” as “the proverbial last nail in the coffin of the country’s farmers.
"Secularism is a prerequisite to democracy, and vice versa. Each ideal strengthens the other," he said.